In a world that seems to darken more each year, we long for and seek sources of light, brightness, and life.
When we look around and wonder from whence the light will come, does it not change everything to hear the Lord tell us, “YOU are the light of the world”?
Me?! The light? How can that be?
Didn’t Jesus say of Himself, “I am the light of the word”? Yes, in John 9:5 He makes that statement. But He also states in Matt. 5:14 that “you are the light of the world”. This lets us know that as Christ’s follower and disciple, the light that shines from my life is not my light but HIS. I am not to manufacture my own light but to reflect HIS light. Jesus said in Matthew 5:16 to “let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” So, when we do good things and live like Jesus would, we reflect His glory and character, thus glorifying God.
So, let’s do just that...and light up the darkness!